overlapping monologue

We all get how conversations work. Don’t we? Back and forth, listen and react. Easy enough.

Even though the act of listening seems fairly passive, it shouldn’t be.

Often times we engage in overlapping monologue as opposed to dialogue. Give real dialogues a chance.

mannerless meeting

“Two pizza meetings” and other, almost mythical approaches on how to have the very best meeting are well documented. While there certainly are pitfalls to avoid and initiatives that boost productivity, claiming that there is one set of rules that applies to each and every company is hard to believe.

What follows is mentality or mindset. One that I, for one, would like to see gain popularity.

Staying in a meeting without any contribution to the meeting at all is rude. Even if considered mannerless, those who don’t contribute to the meeting should leave.